Battle of the Foundation Sticks: Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) vs Hourglass

Well it seems like this is the year for highlights and foundation sticks, every single brand is coming out with them. I was not a fan of foundation stick, I’m a super oily monster and foundation sticks can’t contain my oiliness. But then Hourglass came out with their Vanishing stick foundation. I saw Jordan Liberty (http://tinyurl.com/hta83bt) & Wayne Goss (http://tinyurl.com/h5dt3og) review the Hourglass foundation and I knew in that moment that I NEEDED to have it! They said that it’s good for oily skin and full coverage, so I knew we were meant to be. I also saw Jordan Liberty talk about the ABH foundation (http://tinyurl.com/j7ozewp), he actually did the makeup for the product shots for ABH and Norvina and he also said that the ABH foundation stick was great for oily/combination skin. Each time I used these foundations I wore the Soap & Glory “One Heck of a Blot Instant-Perfecting Power Primer” (http://tinyurl.com/zs6p29j) and the Artis Oval 7 brush to apply.

 

Swatches:

Below are the swatches, the ABH is on the left and Hourglass on the right. I wear the color Golden in ABH and Beige in Hourglass.

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ABH Stick Foundation review:

I like the ABH foundation stick! I find that I don’t have to powder that much with it (less than with the Hourglass foundation) and it has a matte finish. One of my cons about this foundation would be that their color system is very confusing and it took me a lot of time and research to find the right shade. Another con is that the foundation itself is difficult to blend out, it’s very thick.

Price: The price is $25 which is an amazing price point!

Link to buy: http://tinyurl.com/zo7zpxf

Rating: A

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Hourglass Vanishing Foundation Stick review:

To say that I love this foundation is an understatement. I LOOOOOOOVVVVEEEEE this foundation. It’s one of the best foundations hands down that I have ever tried. It blends like a dream and it’s SUUUPPPERR full coverage. It does have a satin finish and tends to get oily throughout the day, but I don’t know if it’s just me because I’m an oily beast. Cons: they don’t have the most diverse color selection and the foundation is a liiiittle expensive.

Price: The price is $46 which could be a turn off for anybody on a budget.

Link to buy: http://tinyurl.com/ha9h6yf

Rating: A

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Overview:

Overall I like both foundations but the fact that the  one is instant full coverage and is easier to blend wins me over. Either way I would give both an A because they are both great. I hope y’all enjoyed this review and let me know in the comments if there are other products y’all want me to review.

 

P.S. That is not a dry patch on my hand, it’s just left over RCMA No Color Powder. 🙂

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